Past Design Teams

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Just Some Lines card to share

I've had a number of cards that have been shared on the Just Some Lines blog and that I have entered into the coloring contest that is happening on the Just Some Lines facebook page!!

This first card is for the Blue and Silver color challenge.  It features the beautiful Christmas Angel:




this next card I entered into the color challenge for the month which is blue/silver or green/red...I used the cute Emo - Cookie Baker:



this card using these adorable penguins in the Penguin Christmas Tree's Final Touch:



and finally this fun card using the Emo Regan Present Drop:



Don't you just love Jehanne's images!  I just love her style and her girls are soooo cute!!!

Happy crafting....Lynda

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Yeah I know...

So my husband has been traveling this week...that means it's the single parent thing...taking girls here and there and doing it all...  sheesh...  and let me just say I tend to lose track of things...mess things up and instill general chaos into everything we do at some point...

Proof of this:

packed oldest's lunch with snacks that should have gone into youngest's lunch...seriously you would think I could remember who like Doritos and who hates Fritos...and then don't even get me started on who ended up the cheese and who did not...

almost missed dentist appointment for the kids...lost track of time trying to get all the laundry done; this is also compounded by changing karate schedule to new days of the week and new time...(who's idea was that anyway?)


And...I forgot to post my Chi Chi Memories card yesterday...so here I am on Thursday night...remembering a Wednesday thing that I meant to complete and schedule over the weekend, but somehow that got missed as well...

So this week I am working with the new release stamp titled Kawaii Winter girl....I mean look how cute is she...



so when I saw this cutie I knew right away I needed to make her hat look like a panda!  My oldest dd loves them and has a hat that looks like a Panda...so that's the route I took for this card:


Also we have a new limited download freebie image on the challenge blog titled Girl In Umbrella:



I thought it would be fun to paper piece her umbrella...so here is my card.  You can still pick up the image on the challenge blog...be sure to follow the sketch and enter a card!





So...although we're a bit "off" this week...things are settling back to normal now that my husband is home from his trip...

I think we'll all sleep better tonight...I'm sure the girls are happy he is home and looking forward to not having their lunches mixed up tomorrow...

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering into the following challenges:


Monday, November 17, 2014

Path of Positivity Mid challenge reminder - Gratitude

Today I am sharing with you my mid-challenge card for the latest challenge on the Path of Positivity blog.  This is my last month on the design team and this is my final card.  I have seriously LOVED being on this team and stand behind the idea of a blog that issues challenges based on themes that keep you focused on being positive and is so very supportive of the sponsors and participants.

Our theme for November is Gratitude.  I was luck enough to be able to chose an image from the Creative Bug Digital store to work with and picked this image titled Bella Picking Berries.




I decided on this wonderful Henry Ward Beecher quote for my card and added it just under the branch when I printing the image.  I wanted the focus of my card to be this adorable image; so I decided to use only cardstock behind the image.  I colored the image using my Copics and used chalk to add the light background behind her.



What are you grateful for?  What does gratitude mean to you?  I am grateful that I live in a community that is close enough to a big city, but far enough away that there are open fields, big trees, and areas to just explore.   Where I live I can walk just a short distance and be away from paved roads and walk along trails that roam through fields that are often filled with horses.  I am lucky that my dog enjoys long walks because it is easy when you are enjoying the nature around you to lose track of time and distance.

So...pull out some supplies and craft something based on our theme and be sure to link it up prior to our deadline.

You just might find yourself the winner of one of our fabulous prizes this month from our amazing sponsors.

Our challenge this month is sponsored by Digistamps4Joy.  Be sure to check out all the wonderful images offered in their store here.

The sponsors and prizes for this challenge are:
  • A prize package of a $10 worth of images, from DigiStamps4Joy, our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • Three digital images from Ike's Art for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital Stamps for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
There will also be:
  • One digital designer paper (made to order in a few different ways) from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Let's get stitching...

It's my turn on the Red Rubber Inspirationals blog this week and my challenge them is Stitch Me Up.

For this challenge you can create any project you want as long as the focus is a stamped image and there must be some stitching on the project as well.  Stitching can be either real or faux.

For my project I started by first stamping the wreath image from the Holiday Wreath set in green ink.  I then stamped the sentiment from the Pine Wreath set on white cardstock and trimmed it close.  I then mounted both images onto red cardstock.  I added the images to my card base and drew on my stitching lines.  I then added sequins and red stickles to the wreath to give it a more festive look.



I hope you'll pull out your stamps and join me this week!!!  You never know...you could be one of our next Inspirationals on the Red Rubber Inspirational blog!!

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering this card into the following:


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

W-w-w-w-ednesday....

That is me shivering because like most of the US the state of Washington is cooooolllldddd.  This morning when I took youngest to her club meeting at school it was 33 outside...brrrrr...

For my Chi Chi Memories post this week I would like to introduce you to a new image titled Peek a boo 1:




Isn't she cute...I flipped her to the other side so the image would work well on this fantastic pattern paper I had in my stash.  She is colored with my Copics.  I then added the cute butterfly from my stash; layered everything with coordinating cardstock and was done!


Be sure to check the Chi Chi Memories blog for other wonderful inspiration!

Happy crafting....Lynda


Entering this card into the following:



Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Mid week meanderings...

So here we are at Wednesday again...past the Halloween candy rush and now to make the rapid run towards the holidays.  This year it seemed they were taking down Halloween a week before the actual day and throwing up Christmas all over the place (wasn't that a fun play on words)...  seriously lets all slow down a bit and enjoy each and every day from now till the next holiday instead of rushing so much.

So to celebrate the slower pace I'm trying to keep to...here is my card this week for Chi Chi Memories.  There are three new release images that have come out and they are just adorable as usual...  This week I am using the Peek a boo 2 image:




I mean isn't she adorable!!!

I started by printing her onto white cardstock.  I decided that I wanted to have her hanging upside down from my card top, so I colored her with the shadows that way on the image.  I wanted to keep with a simple color combination so the focus was on the cute image, so I went with a pale blue and yellow.  She's colored with my Copic markers.  I added the cute sentiment sticker and the card was done.




Be sure to keep an eye on the Chi Chi Memories blog for other fabulous ideas using these new release images!

Happy crafting...Lynda

Entering this card into the following:

Fairytale Stampers - Something new - New image
Sentimental Sunday - Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry - Any digi goes
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes

Monday, November 03, 2014

Going through all the candy

October 31 is Halloween...and November 1 is officially "Go through your children's candy once their asleep" day...

I wanted to celebrate that day with this cute card that combines three images from Just Some Lines:

Halloween Devil, Halloween Little Ghost, and Little Dragon:





I loaded all three of these images into my software and the layered them to create this cute bunch.  I then printed it out and colored it with my Copic markers.  I then added the title using some letter stickers from my stash (I think they are Cosmo Cricket).


So if you see me and I look a little guilty...it might be that I've collected all the tootsie rolls from the kids bags...(and the Baby Ruth bars).

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering this card into the following:
Open Minded Crafting - Halloween - Dress Up
Kitty Bee Designs - Halloween
Sweet 7 Digital Designs - Halloween
Digidesign challenge blog - Halloween

Path of Positivity - Gratitude

Happy Monday to you....  today I am sharing with you my starter card for the latest challenge on the Path of Positivity blog.  This is my last month on the design team...I have seriously LOVED being on this team and stand behind the idea of a blog that issues challenges based on themes that keep you focused on being positive and is so very supportive of the sponsors and participants.

Our theme for November is Gratitude.  Very fitting for the month that we in the USA celebrate Thanksgiving.  For my card I found this wonderful quote online from Marcel Proust:
Let us be grateful for people that make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

This is the perfect quote to match up with this wonderful image by Digistamps4Joy titled Lillies for you:


I started by printing the image onto white cardstock.  I first decided on the pattern papers that I wanted to use and then colored her with my Copic markers to match the papers.  I then fussy cut the image out.  I then trimmed the quote using some fun edged scissors.  I then covered my card base with these wonderful pattern papers.


What are you grateful for?  What does gratitude mean to you?  I am grateful for living in an area that allows me to spend most of our summer months outdoors; cool sunny weather and no rain for a few months.  It allows me to grow a garden and harvest vegetables for our family all summer long.  So from July until October I don't buy a single tomato at the grocery store and we enjoy an abundance of delicious red sweetness from just outside the back door.

So...pull out some supplies and craft something based on our theme and be sure to link it up prior to our deadline.

You just might find yourself the winner of one of our fabulous prizes this month from our amazing sponsors.

Our challenge this month is sponsored by Digistamps4Joy.  Be sure to check out all the wonderful images offered in their store here.

The sponsors and prizes for this challenge are:
  • A prize package of a $10 worth of images, from DigiStamps4Joy, our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • Three digital images from Ike's Art for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital Stamps for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
There will also be:
  • One digital designer paper (made to order in a few different ways) from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.


Happy crafting....Lynda


Entering this card into the following:
Word Art Wednesday  - Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenge  #81 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue - Anything Goes Thank you twist


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Little girl big hat...

Some of the wonderful artwork by Jehanne Silva-Freimane the artist behind Just Some Lines are for sale as clear stamps at the Treasured Times Rubber Stamp Store.

I created this fun card using the Little Girl Big hat image:



For my card I thought it would be fun to paper piece this cutie.  I first decided on these wonderful pattern papers from Lilian Ellaboudy's Turquoise and yellow paper pack.




I chose one of the designs; the top left most pattern and printed the image onto the pattern paper.  I then printed the image onto white cardstock.  I then colored the areas that would not be covered with paper with my Copic markers.  Once I was happy with her hair; skin and the flowers I moved on to assemble the card.  I then printed the bottom right pattern to use on my card also.  I then fussy cut the pieces of pattern paper that I wanted to use; the dress and the ribbon on the hat.  I also printed the image onto cardstock that I color matched to the blue in the pattern design so that the hat and shoes would be the same color blue as the blue in the pattern of the dress.  Once all the pieces were added to the image I added some shadows using my Copic.


I love being able to use digital papers to paper piece and just think images like this lend themselves to well to being paper pieced!  Be sure to check out all of Lilian Ellaboudy's amazing digital papers in her Etsy or Online store!

Happy crafting....Lynda


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Holiday Chi Chi greetings...

Today I'm sharing this cute card I made to get a jump on holiday card making using this darling girl from the Joyful Seasons stamp set.





I colored her with my Spectrum Noir colored pencils.  I then fussy cut the image out.  I then paper pieced the card base using scraps from my craft room.  I think she is soooo sweet and am so excited that I have another holiday card done!!!




Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering this card into the following:
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Christmas
Treasured Times - Challenge #27 Anything Goes
Little Claire's Designs - Christmas

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sugar Nellie guest designer

Today I am lucky to be sharing with you a few cards that I created as a part of my guest designer spot on the Sugar Nellie blog.

This first card features a new Girl image that will be available in November.  

I started my project by first deciding on the color scheme and decided that I wanted to back her with this wonderful pattern paper from Fancy Pants from their Park Bench line. I colored her using my Spectrum Noir colored pencils. I used chalk for the very light background color and added the rubon sentiment from my stash. I then fussy cut the image and first matched it with some blue cardstock and then to the card base that was covered with the floral print pattern paper.



The second card uses the adorable Golfbuddy image. I colored the main image using my Spectrum Noir colored pencils. The background is created using chalk. I then added the sentiment rubon. I mounted the colored image onto two layers of cardstock. The flower and button were added and the card was complete.
 


I really enjoyed working with their fabulous digital images.  Be sure to check out their blog and the funky kits online store for more fabulous paper-crafting products!

Happy crafting....Lynda